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ASN Wikibase Occurrence # 198631
Last updated: 14 December 2019
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Type:Silhouette image of generic BE35 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Beechcraft 35
Registration: N4836J
C/n / msn: CD-1062
Fatalities:Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 2
Aircraft damage: Substantial
Location:Lawrence, KS -   United States of America
Phase: Unknown
Departure airport:Lawrence, KS (LWC)
Destination airport:Lawrence, KS (LWC)
Investigating agency: NTSB
The flight instructor reported that he was conducting primary flight training in a complex, high-performance airplane. On final approach during daylight hours, the runway’s precision approach path indicator (PAPI) indicated the airplane was low on the approach path. He advised the student pilot to reduce the rate of descent. He further reported that the student pilot “relaxed his white knuckle grip” and the airplane pitched down “significantly”. The flight instructor grabbed the control yoke and applied full throttle, but the airplane struck the runway approach lights during the low altitude recovery. The flight instructor landed the airplane without further incident.
A postaccident examination of the airplane, by the flight instructor, revealed the airplane was trimmed nose down and that the right wing had sustained substantial damage.
The flight instructor reported no preaccident mechanical malfunctions or failures with the airplane that would have precluded normal operation.

Probable Cause: The flight instructor’s delayed remedial action, which resulted in an unstabilized approach and collision with runway approach lights.



Revision history:

19-Aug-2017 13:34 ASN Update Bot Added

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